Prep Softball Roundup, April 3
NEW WASHINGTON – After two dramatic victories to open the season, New Riegel left no doubt about this one. All dramatics were gone after a 12-run third inning that paved the way for an 18-2 Blue Jacket victory over Buckeye Central.
Taylor Arbogast tripled and doubled for the Blue Jackets, driving home four runs. Kara Scherger and Morgan Noftz each had a pair of hits and three RBIs.
Also for New Riegel (3-0), Lauren Ladd doubled and drove home a pair. Lauren Zoeller, Brittany Gillig and Hailey Theis each added RBIs with Theis going 3 for 3 on the afternoon. Gillig and Zoeller also had two hit days. Taylor Kirian picked up the win and scored three times. Zoeller and Ruthann Schreiner each had two runs scored while Leah Bouillon, Emily Hohman, Elyssa Theis, Gidge Elchert ad Kady Elchert all crossed the plate.
Maddie Boes and Sierra Hanes had RBIs for Buckeye Central (2-1). Skylar Johnson and Alexis Mills scored.
England, Bauman drive home SE win
ATTICA – According to Seneca East coach Steve Coppes, Kayleen England “gave us a spark”, with a two-run home run when the team trailed 4-1 in the third inning. Her sac fly in the sixth, along with Rachel Bauman’s RBI single, gave the Tigers the win, 8-6 over visiting Ridgedale.
England and Bauman each had three hits. Hannah Martin had two hits and scored twice. Paige Reichert doubled, scored and drove in three. Alyssa England drove in a run and Mykayla Ruffing scored twice as the Tigers improved to 2-1.
Bauman picked up the win in the circle, striking out five in the complete game effort.
Arcadia rallies past OF late
ARCADIA – After surrendering six first-inning runs to Arcadia, Old Fort bounced back with five of its own in the second, taking a 7-6 lead. The Stockaders tacked on one more, but Arcadia rallied late, tying the game in the fifth then getting the winning run in the sixth for a 9-8 victory.
Allison Adelsperger paced Old Fort’s offense. She homered and doubled, driving in three and scoring twice. Michaela Davidson also knocked one out of the park for the Stockaders (1-2). Also, Mackenzie Ward drove in two and Peyton Miller picked up an RBI. Sammy Miller scored twice while Peyton Miller, Krista Ward and Shelby Bilger also crossed the plate.
Arcadia was led by Courtney Cramer, who had three hits and scored three times. Lizzie Coward had two hits and two runs scored. Ashley Baird drove in two in addition to being the winning pitcher. Alisha Baird and Maddie Mock also had RBIs.
Youth, experience step up for Gibsonburg
GIBSONBURG – Freshman Shiley Schmeltz belted a pair of extra-base hits and veteran senior Alyssa Escobedo helped her own pitching cause by driving in three runs Wednesday as Gibsonburg beat St. Wendelin 5-2.
Schmeltz scored twice, tripled and singled for the Golden Bears, and Escobedo went 3 for 3 at the plate and fanned five in a complete-game effort in the circle.
Elena Mancha (run) also went 3 for 3 for Gibsonburg, which led scored three times in the fifth to vault ahead 5-1.
Meghan Reiter (0-2) took the loss for the Mohawks (0-2). She also singled and scored.
Mikayla Gilliland, Krystal Krout (RBI), Allie Rutter (RBI) and Sammie Digby (run) all singled twice. Cortney Babb singled.
Warriors start with back-to-back losses
Mohawk opened the season with a pair of tough losses. It fell to Monroeville in 10 innings, 5-4 in a Monday home game, then lost on Tuesday at Sandusky Perkins, 15-10.
In Monday’s game, Cambria Kohlenberg had two hits and an RBI, while Julie Adelsperger, who pitched, had a pair of hits. Hannah Kieffer doubled for the Warriors.
Mohawk led the Eagles 3-0 going to the seventh, but Monroville rallied for three runs in the seventh, then scored two in the 10th. Mohawk came up with one run in the bottom of the last inning, but lost.
In Tuesday’s game, the Warriors scored six runs in the top of the first, only to see the Pirates come back with five in the bottom half of the inning and four runs in the second.
Mackenzie Sowers had two RBIs in the slugfest, while Allison Price had two RBIs and Chelsey Clinger added three hits.